Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Of Road Trips and New School Years
As for us girls - we enjoyed a very quiet and sedate week. Of course, I was back at work and I still have a few weeks of the summer semester for Uni, but it was very grown up around here. We watched movies unsuitable for 12yo boys, like "The Help" and "Pay it Forward" and we had salads every night for dinner. We did not go through 9 litres of milk, nor 4 loaves of bread. In fact, we barely touched either, only drinking milk consumed in cups of tea here and there. Don't worry, the girls get plenty of dairy in other forms! We realised how much our boys eat! And I barely parented or disciplined at all. There was simply no need. One or two semi-stern words were all the girls required. And on the final day I had the day off work, so we headed into the Museum and DFO in the city for some clothes shopping.
As of today the kids are all back at school. The Prep teacher and I were exhausted - not so much that we slept in the middle of it all like one poor little fellow. Miss Sunshine is looking forward to her first VCE retreat, Mr Busy is loving having a favourite aunty for his class teacher and Miss Mischief is glowing under the raft of staff comments along the lines of "I teach..... and I'm looking forward to teaching Year 10" during assembly.
I'm looking forward to ... the next long weekend. Little people are tiring!